China Strengthens Anti-Monopoly Supervision and Compliance Rules

Since its implementation in 2008, Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (“Anti-Monopoly Law”) has produced positive effects in regulating monopolistic conduct and the market competition order, as well as protecting the rights and interests of consumers. However, in recent years, with the rapid development of the digital economy and artificial intelligence, many new competition models have emerged, posing great challenges to anti-monopoly enforcement practices. Under this background, the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China Amendment (“Anti-Monopoly Law Amendment”) was introduced on June 24th, 2022, and formally implemented on August 1st, 2022. We will analyze the key points of the Amendment to assist companies in the understanding and provide compliance advice on how to respond to anti-monopoly enforcement in future.